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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Democrats


 

"The Democratic Party...presents its case on a strong platform and strong candidates, on a proven record of past accomplishment, on the evidence that it alone has the vision and boldness to meet the challenge of leadership of the free world."

 

Robert F. Kennedy, Boston Mass
8-2-1960

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Religious Opression?

"This notion that's peddled by the religious right - that they are oppressed is not true. Sometimes it's a cynical ploy to move their agenda ahead. The classic example being that somehow secularists are trying to eliminate Christmas, which strikes me as some kind of manufactured controversy."  ~Barack Obama

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mario Cuomo


"We believe as Democrats, that a society as blessed as ours, the most affluent democracy in the world's history, one that can spend trillions on instruments of destruction, ought to be able to help the middle class in its struggle, ought to be able to find work for all who can do it, room at the table, shelter for the homeless, care for the elderly and infirm, and hope for the destitute. And we proclaim as loudly as we can the utter insanity of nuclear proliferation and the need for a nuclear freeze, if only to affirm the simple truth that peace is better than war because life is better than death."
                                                             ~Mario Cuomo

Saturday, June 9, 2012

John Kerry Flip-Flops?


No.  John Kerry does not.  Karl Rove's evil apparatus set a trap for him that he got caught by.  A four second sound-bite was extracted from an explanation of the rationale for not supporting a version of a bill in congress.  "I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it." With Rove's tactic of destroying an opponent by attacking their strength, they produced a tiny seed to grow the immense lie, that John Kerry had ever been in any way inconsistent or wavering.  That attack, along with the same strategy being deployed on Senator Kerry's valor in Vietnam, clearly had a tremendous influence on the results of the 2004 campaign.  Toss in the general suggestion that Kerry is a "french fag" and you can buy enough votes from 'Middle America' to ensure that the nation and world suffers the perils of four more years of George W. Bush, and the continued blistering incompetence of the Republicans.

So Rove and his operatives of darkness have coined a term, wielding the 'Flip-Flop' weapon with all the fervor of their limitless greed.  

"I'm rubber, you're glue.  Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!"

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney defines 'Flip-Flopper' to staggering heights.  I wonder how it might be tabulated, and if indeed the man himself is the world record?

The question headed into the fall is, since the 'weapon' has been created, and now this weather-vane of a man redefines it with mountains of nearly comical evidence, will we appropriately turn this weapon on it's makers?  

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Romney's Massachusetts Economy


Republicans have made an art of attacking the strength of their opponents.  Think 'Swift Boats' and the vilification of 'Obamacare'.  What else would one do, when what you tout as your key strength, you actually suck at?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Obama's Spending




Mitt Romney claims that spending under Obama has "accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history".  This is going to come as a big shock: he's lying.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ideological Contrast

  

"Let Detroit go bankrupt".  -Mitt Romney


"We will neglect our cities to our own peril, for in
neglecting them we neglect the nation".  -John F Kennedy

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Priorities

                                       Tim Tebow

This just bothers me.  That is a second string quarterback some 4 months before football season even starts, and it reminds me that Zbigniew Brzezinski in a recent interview called Americans "the least informed public in the modern world".  It pains me to think of the priorities shown in this photo, while so many Americans are so staggeringly uninformed about...  well pretty much anything else.

How about new aggressive and blatantly (target demographically) suppressive voter ID laws in 14+ states?  How about the 'Citizens United' Supreme Court decisions that allows limitless and anonymous campaign funding, domestic or foreign?  Does 'Joe Six Pack' know the factors he is surrounded by that can so swiftly shape the priorities, and the spirit of our nation?

"I just go out there every single day and compete as much as I can and try to be a great teammate". Great Tim, thanks.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Third Party?

   The potential of a third political party is a concept that many feel might be a positive factor in the broken politics of our country.  Here is a quick and efficient way to extinguish that interest:

Americans Elect's CEO, Kahlil Byrd, says voters are frustrated with Obama's and Mitt Romney's "complete lack of focus on the issues that people care about," including jobs, the economy, the debt and foreign policy.

And there it is!  You're dead to me.  Yes, the Republican party has become nothing more that a  money funneling conspiracy, and their candidate Mitt Romney is pledged to their perverse, society destroying ideals expressed in the Ryan Budget. 

On the other hand, Democrats and President Obama are overtly dedicated to job creation, the economy, and debt and foreign policy. And this while Republicans orchestrate what is likely the most obtuse obstructionism in the history of this government, blocking any action they can on these critical and urgent issues. 

For an organization such as Americans Elect that has raised millions of dollars and attained somewhat of a national stage, to levy those accusations on not just Republicans, but upon Obama and Democrats is a laughable farce.

However it's not at all funny that another organization joins Republicans in trumpeting misinformation and lies.  That is precisely what we created this nation-wide radio station to combat!

Press the play button Kahlil.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Opposite Land

Today in our thriving democracy, a candidate for the highest office in the land can convey messages that are the exact opposite of reality, with very little in the way of repercussion or notice. The New York Times reports that the Romney campaign will "outline how they believe women have suffered under Obama's administration".

There it is.  The total opposite of crystal clear reality.  Starting with the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Act that creates the most strict enforcement of equal pay for equal work in our nation's history, the Obama Administration has undoubtedly been the most pro-women administration of all time.  The Affordable Health Care Act established that "being a woman will no longer be treated as a pre-existing condition" to use the words of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).  'Obamacare' bans insurance companies from the regular practice of charging women more for health care, and dropping a woman's coverage if she becomes pregnant or sick.  The Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 prevents denial(s) of health care for pre-existing conditions such as breast or ovarian cancer, and this historic legislation blocks health insurance companies from imposing 'life-time limits' on a mother's children, that have effectively left young children with chronic conditions to die. 

President Obama has also created the Council on Women and Girls which was designed to consult the administration on all matters before it.  As Barack Obama continues to advocate for the largest group in the country, the President's accomplishments in bettering the lives of women in America are now entered into history.  Surely Mitt Romney has some history that represents his feelings and opinions on the place of women in our society, and it will be interesting to see what the spotlight of this election year shines on in that regard.  Beware of opposites.  The Romney campaign will ensure there are more to come.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Republican Operations

While compiling audio for a soon to be kick-ass Democrats Radio Station, the philosophy and undeniably evil motives of Republicans has become clearer to me than ever before.

When approaching any issue or topic, the modern Republican party playbook assesses the issue wielding the following criteria and motives: 

1) Where does this issue intersect with commerce, and how can I exploit it to funnel money at myself?

2) What tactics will I deploy to galvanize the base to the conspiracy, and what tactics will confuse and misdirect an uninformed populous (swing voter?) into acting on our behalf instead of their own?

3) What will the 'title' of this be, the positioning statement that will cement and inflame the passion of the misinformed?  Ex. Death Panel, Clear Skies Initiative, Operation Iraqi Freedom, etc.

4) Collect money.

If you're a Republican and are sincerely offended by this, welcome back from your 20 year coma.  Snap out of it.  Your party has been hijacked, and you've got work to do.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Occupation tactics 101. Is there reference material for this?

As somewhat of an expert on the failings and gross incompetence of Donald Rumsfeld (hey, somebody has to do it!), I found the the following excerpt to be quite interesting:

"I make it known to you that every sacred building, monument, holy spot, shrine, traditional site, endowment, pious bequest, or customary place of prayer of whatsoever form of the three religions will be maintained and protected according to the existing customs and beliefs of those to whose faith they are sacred."

These are the words of General Sir Edmund Allenby to the city of Jerusalem following the city's fall into Allied hands during WW1, December 1917.  The point being, historical guidance for a proper and peaceful occupation seems pretty readily available.  Being that war isn't new, it seems impossible that any Secretary of Defense would be so staggeringly incompetent as to do everything possible wrong and backwards in Iraq.  The incredible array of Donald Rumsfeld's decisions (or non-decisions) ranged from not protecting any culturally crucial sites like the National Museum, to firing a million armed men who were ready and willing to provide security. Rumsfeld arrogantly and blindly ignored history, and created a downward spiral that has shed the blood of tens of thousands.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

USA/NATO still in Quran burning business?

Are there factions of our military that are still operating off Rumsfeld memos? Qurans where just removed from an Afghanistan library and burned at Bagram Air Field. Guess what followed? The people of Afghanistan were angered, and their hate for us deepened.